Ana Cristina Ayala, Colombia

Ana Cristina Ayala, Colombia

She cofounded Don´t Panic, a group of art and research based on interviewing people from different disciplines about their conception on fundamental concepts such as death, mistakes or shape and she received an award of Criticism and Journalism for the Arts, by the District Institution for the Arts (IDARTES) and de Center of Journalism of Los Andes University (CEPER)

As a cultural journalist with a background as an artist, she is always seeking for creativity from multiple perspectives. Her philosophy is to sew knowledge approached by different disciplines: politics, literature, philosophy, mathematics, medicine, forensics, economy, mathematics [...].

In 2009 she cofounded Don´t Panic, a group of art and research based on interviewing people from different disciplines about their conception on fundamental concepts such as death, mistakes or shape. The most representative results were “El error a través del prisma” ( A mistake through the prism) and Gestaltung. They were shown in 2011, in Salón Cano in the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia and in 2013 in “El Parqueadero” at the Banc of the Republic Museum of Bogotá, Colombia. As a member of Don´t Panic group she was invited in 2012 to the Third Art and Science encounter organized by MediaLab Bogotá. In 2014 she won the Art and Science art fellowship from IDARTES and made an exhibition in the District Planetarium of Bogotá. That same year she received an award of Criticism and Journalism for the Arts, by the District Institution for the Arts (IDARTES) and de Center of Journalism of Los Andes University (CEPER)

In 2016, now as a producer, she won the scholarship for Creation and Investigation for Art Laboratories of the Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation and the Banc of the Republic. In 2017 she was selected as one of the 15 journalists from around the world to participate in de Fellowship for Cultural Journalism Gabriel García Márquez.

She graduated in 2012 from de Visual Arts Program in National University of Colombia. Currently is a fellow in the master in journalism of Los Andes University in Bogotá.

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